Strange Machines is Ricardo Barraza and Mike MacDonald on guitars and vocals, Christian Perron on keys/synths, Bill Noonan on drums, Kris Hanson on bass. Mike and Ricardo have been playing in bands together since 2006, yet 2010 marks the beginning of their songwriting venture. Blending genres such as reggae, rock, funk, dub, jamtronica and prog, Strange Machines have set high standards for their musical aspirations. Combining soulful melodies and harmonies with intricate instrumentation, they have created a unique sound that radiates with listeners. Catchy hooks & choruses met with high powered improvised jamming and complex orchestration makes this band a force to be reckoned with.
Strange Machines has an impressive resume for such a new band. In their first year and a half, they have played numerous sold out shows at notable Boston venues such as The Middle East Downstairs & Upstairs, Brighton Music Hall, The Sinclair, Hard Rock Cafe and Davis Square Theatre, as well as debuting in New York City back in Oct 2012. They have also opened for national-touring acts such as Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Badfish, Fear Nuttin Band, Ballyhoo and Kayavibe.
With the release of their first studio EP "Space Cadet", Strange Machines has taken a foothold in the Northeast music scene. In the beginning of 2013, Strange Machines began spreading their music to new fans in cities such as Providence, NYC, Northampton, Hartford, Bridgeport, seacoast NH and have quickly developed a following in each. They will also be making their debut in Burlington, VT and Portland, ME in the Fall.
The guys will be headed back into the studio to begin work on their first full-length album, which they plan to release sometime in Spring of 2014. Keep yours eyes and ears out for these guys...